Aaron Lynch has informed the Jacksonville Jaguars he is retiring from the NFL for personal reasons.
The 27-year-old is expected to be placed on the team's reserve/retired list on Tuesday, the Jaguars confirmed in an announcement.
Lynch's decision came a day after fellow defensive lineman Rodney Gunter was forced into retirement due to a heart problem.
Defensive ends Lynch and Gunter had both signed for the Jaguars this year and were yet to play for the team.
Lynch had 20 sacks in six seasons in the league, having spent four years with the San Francisco 49ers and two with the Chicago Bears.
The Jaguars have significant issues across the line, as Al Woods and Lerentee McCray opted out due to coronavirus, while Dontavius Russell and Brian Price were lost to injury.
That followed the offseason exits of Marcell Dareus and Calais Campbell, while Yannick Ngakoue is yet to sign his franchise tag tender.
Timmy Jernigan was among the players signed this week to provide some reinforcement.